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Brookdale Senior Living Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 11, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Director of Human Resources Interview

Director of Human Resources

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Met with ED for maybe 15 minutes. She reviewed my resume. The Regional HR contact called me at 10 PM on a Sunday night (!) we spoke for half an hour, mostly about her children. Yes, I know red flags all over.

Interview Question – I was asked how comfortable I felt about making my own decisions. I have no problem making my own decisions as it would be a director position. Unfortunately, making a decision on my own is what got me fired.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation was possible. I was given a number, which was $10 less than what the market should pay for the position. When I asked for higher, I was told they would have to consider another candidate.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse
Charlotte, NC

I applied online - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in January 2012.

Interview Details – Phone call for interview one day after applying. Interview not formal. Drug screen follows very shortly after accepting position. Cash card used to receive first paycheck. Very brief orientation. High turnover among nurses.

Interview Question – Tell me a time that you had a disagreement with a Co-worker, and how you handled it.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Better opportunity


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

COA Interview

COA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – The hiring process is the same at any other company. They offer a typing test, which if you have any office experience, you will pass. The HR department is really very nice and the managers that I interviewed with were extremely knowledgeable about the company and what it has to offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Marketing Manager Interview

Sales and Marketing Manager
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in June 2013.

Interview Details – The interview and hiring process is a very strategic target selection process...It can be long and drawn out but this is to ensure the best fit for the position is hired, not just a "warm body"

Interview Question – What would you do if your supervisor asked you to do something that you did not agree with?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not one...the pay and opportunity was much more than I could ask for.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Executive Director Interview

Executive Director
Providence, RI

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in January 2010.

Interview Details – Brookdale uses the Targeted Selection Interview process. How it differs from other interviews is that they will not ask you what you would do in a given situation. They want stories that reveal what you have actually done in response to their question. I had seven interviews for my position as executive director and it took 10 weeks.

Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate on salary, however I was able to negotiate additional paid time off.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Resident Care Associate Interview

Resident Care Associate
Spokane, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – They give you an small interview and they run your background, and they will hire nearly anyone so that they are not short staffed and we always are. so long as they have bodies on the floor.

Interview Question – They do not hardly ask any questions, they will hire anyone   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to with them, I have been with them when it was the old company that they came in and bought out.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Review Nurse Interview

Quality Review Nurse

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Great process, they move fast to complete the hiring process. Thorough competency testing for quality review nurses. Initial interview was conducted on the phone, then brought in to interview with DPS and RDO for region.

Negotiation Details – Did not need to negotiate, met my expectations


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

RN Interview

RN

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – 6 interviews. HR staff very friendly and helpful. they told me what to expect for next steps and it was exact. relaxed interview process but lengthy. seemed like a lot of tests but easy to do

Negotiation Details – no


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

OTR Interview

OTR

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living.

Interview Details – Regional manager answered emails while I responded to his questions. About 15 min in all, if that. No questions beyond yes / no answers. Asked in the interview how I would increase caseload. Talk about red flags!

Interview Question – Most unexpected thing was when I was asked to step away from the office area while the mgr talked on his cellphone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them what I wanted and they met it


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Coordinator Interview

Marketing Coordinator
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Brookdale Senior Living in April 2013.

Interview Details – The questions were predictable and standard for most preliminary interviews. This was handled mostly over the phone with one additional one-on-one interview. There was a strong emphasis on matching the company culture to the prospective employee.

Interview Question – Why do you care about Seniors?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – A range was offered after discussing my salary requirements. An offer with a final salary amount was given.

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